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Joe Aribo Worldie uplifts Southampton dull moment

Joe Aribo Worldie uplifts Southampton dull moment

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When a Super Eagle goes marching in with the Saints, never expect a dull moment with it. Well, not when it is a talented .er like Southampton’s new comer, Joe Aribo.

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Joe Aribo sent the Saints fans jubilating with a stunner in their pre-season game against La Liga club, Villarreal despite their eventual loss to the side.

The Nigerian international came into the Premier League club on the back of a stellar season at Glasgow Rangers which had seen them make the final of the Europa League against eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Joe Aribo’s performance earned him an accolade that even the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA had to applaud his efforts even in the pre-season fixture.

Joe Aribo Worldie uplifts Southampton dull moment

Joe Aribo Worldie uplifts Southampton dull moment

Aribo arrived at Southampton in the summer window for a fee set to rise to €10 million on add ons from Rangers and earned his debut for the Saints when manager, Ralph Hassenhuttl handed him a start in the friendly.

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Though the Spanish club strolled in to a 2-1 win, Aribo’s spectacular goal that set up the consolation for the home side was something that uplifted the dull moment.

The nature of the goal was compared to Diego Maradona-esque move as Aribo picked up the ball from within his own half, ran forward while dazzling past 5 defenders to set a curler past former Liverpool goal keeper, Pepe Reina.

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The goal caught the attention of global admirers, including world football governing body, FIFA who commented via their Twitter handle:

“This goal excited @SouthamptonFC fans yesterday. Lung-bursting run from own half. Slalom style to rival best stars.

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“Take a bow, @J_Aribo19.”

Joe Aribo set up the goal that ends all goals to uplift a dull moment for the Southampton fans and establish him to the global stage.

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Joe Aribo Worldie uplifts Southampton dull moment

Joe Aribo Worldie uplifts Southampton dull moment

 

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